Tottenham are believed to be edging closer to a £23million deal for Nice striker Alassane Plea, according to reports.
The 25-year-old hitman netted 21 times in Ligue 1 last season and The Sun claimed earlier this week that the north London side have made a firm approach to bring Plea to the club.
That is backed up by reports in France, with RMC claiming talks are ongoing between the two clubs over a deal – and it’s now claimed an agreement is close.
Plea has reportedly been offered a four-year deal by Spurs and would be seen as cover and competition for undisputed top pick Harry Kane in attack.
Tottenham were on Friday linked with a move for Porto striker Moussa Marega – but it seems Plea is their No 1 target.
Plea began his career at Lyon but moved to Nice in 2014 after struggling to hold down a first-team place and has netted 44 times in 134 games.
The forward also registered six assists last season as Nice finished a disappointing eighth in Ligue 1.
Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has also been on Tottenham’s radar but the French club have told Pochettino they are unwilling to sell.
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